Drug Pricing Hearing Takes A Partisan Turn As Gilead’s O’Day Holds His Own
Republicans took off the gloves at House oversight hearing on PrEP, arguing Democrats are more interested in scoring political points than seeking policy solutions to high drug costs.
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